Final Grades

Override Final Grades

Within the Final Grades page, instructors and site maintainers can override the calculated course grade to adjust the final grade for a student. This is helpful when a special grade code is required (see below).

  1. Click Final Grades on top of the page.

    Click Final Grades
  2. Under the Final Grades column, click the cell for the student's grade.

  3. Enter a new final grade value.

    When overriding Final Grades, you must enter a whole number or one of the special grade codes.

    The new grade value will automatically save once you click outside out the cell.

    Note: Final grades that have been overridden will be bolded.

Special Grade Codes

  • AUD - Audit
  • COM - Complete
  • CR - Credit
  • FAI - Fail, for course designated pass/fail
  • INC - Incomplete
  • IPR - In Progress
  • NC - No Credit
  • NGR - No Grade Reported
  • PAS - Pass, for course designated as pass/fail
  • PDG - Grade Pending
  • SAT - Satisfactory
  • SPC - Special exam
  • SRP - Supplemental Writing Privilege
  • WDN - Withdrawn, if withdrawal is without academic penalty

View Grade Override Log

  1. Click Final Grades on top of the page.

    Click Final Grades
  2. In the Final Grades column, select the down arrow within the cell for the student's grade and click Grade Override Log.

    In the Course Grades column, select the down arrow within the cell for the student's grade and choose Course Grade Override Log.
  3. The log will display.

    The Grade Override Log will display the date and time when the grade was overridden, as well as the change in grade and the username of the user that made the change.

    The log will display.

View Section Statistics

This area displays a number of statistics that have been calculated from the grades in the selected section.

  1. Click Final Grades on top of the page.

    Click Final Grades
  2. Click Section Statistics to display the statistics table.

Statistics Definitions

  • Mean - The section average. This can differ from the "Average Course Grade" if the site has more than one section, or contains students that aren't part of the official section roster.
  • Median - The middle grade in the section.
  • Standard Deviation - A low value indicates that most students have a grade close to the average. A higher value indicates that grades are more spread out.
  • Number of Grades - The number of valid grades used in the calculation. This should be close or equal to the number of students in the section. If it is not, check the "Excluded" and "No Grades Entered" values under "More Statistics" (see below).
  • Mode - The most frequently occurring grade in the section. Depending on the actual grades, there may not be a value for "Mode".
  • Minimum - The lowest grade.
  • Maximum - The highest grade.
  • Skewness - A value close to zero indicates that the grades closely follow the normal distribution (the bell curve).
  • Excluded - The number of students in the section that have non-numeric grades and are therefore excluded from the statistics.
  • No Grades Entered - The number of students in the section for which no grade has been entered into the gradebook.

Submit Final Grades

Please ensure final grades are accurate before submitting.

  1. Click Final Grades on top of the page.

    Click Final Grades
  2. Select the course section (Multiple Sections Only).

    If you have multiple sections or rosters in your site, you must individually submit course grades for each section. A course site with a single roster will be automatically selected.

  3. Review Final Grades column.

    The values found under the Final Grades column will be the grades submitted.

    Note: Final Grades are rounded to the nearest whole number based on the first decimal value. For example, 79.46 will be rounded to 79.

  4. Click the Submit button beside the grading table.

    Upon submission, your Grade Admin will receive an email notification that you have submitted your grades.

    Note: Final grades can be re-submitted if they need to be revised.

Approve Final Grades (Grade Admins)

Please ensure final grades are accurate before approving.

  1. Click Final Grades on top of the page.

    Click Final Grades
  2. Select the course section (Multiple Sections Only).

    If you have multiple sections or rosters in your site, you must individually approve course grades for each section. A course site with a single roster will be automatically selected.

    Select section
  3. Review Final Grades column.

    The values found under the Final Grades column will be the grades approved. If you need to make final grade adjustments (including grade codes), see the Override Final Grades section above.

    Note: Final Grades are rounded to the nearest whole number based on the first decimal value. For example, 79.46 will be rounded to 79.

  4. Click the Approve button beside the grading table.

    Note: If Final grades are revised and re-submitted by the instructor, you must re-approve the grades.